The Chelmer, and a Holiday Update2 min read

If you’ve been following my Twitter for a while you will probably have seen photos of the Chelmer before. I often walk down there at lunchtime. I think rivers are just about my favourite subject matter for photographs, particularly on a sunny day. There’s just something beautiful about them, the reflection of the trees rippling gently in the water. If you click through to my Flickr fleed you’ll find a few more photos there. This was my favourite, just about, but it was difficult to choose (not because I’m a good photographer, but because I’m bad – I always take a few photos, and they all look about the same to me. I wish I was more artistic. Still.)

I should warn you that I will probably return here several times for photographs – possibly even this week! So I apologise in advance if you get a bit bored. I’ll try and make it interesting.

Anyway, it’s time for a quick holiday update! Some of it I’ve mentioned in the photo updates. Last week we were off, but we were at home. We spent some of the time looking for curtains! – next month we are going to spend a bit of time redecorating out front room. We’re going to replace our blinds with curtains – we think it will look a bit more ‘homey’!

I also booked up a couple of college open days. I’ve been thinking about theological colleges for next year, so in November we’re going to look at a couple of different ones! Exciting stuff.

On Wednesday we went to Walton on the Naze, which we hadn’t been to before. We did a nice walk around the seafront and along the Naze. It was a good day for walking, not too hot, and we managed to do it before it started raining! Result.

On Friday we went to the cinema to see Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It was awesome! Brilliant film – I definitely want to see it again. Probably not at the cinema, not at the price they’re charging at the Odeon in Colchester (daylight robbery, I tell you!) but I’ll hopefully get the blu-ray when it comes out.

Um, I think to be honest there’s not much else to say. We saw Sarah a couple of times and watched some “Flight of the Conchords” and “Starter for Ten” (because it’s got Benedict Cumberbatch in, who is very funny although a much different character from Sherlock). I’ve already talked about what we did on Monday.

So there you have it: that, in a nutshell, is the second half of our holiday: didn’t do loads but it was relaxing! I feel much better for the rest – beforehand I really needed some time off! Felt much better at work today because of it.

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